with respect to offences against wild life
it is a statutory body, established under section 38 (Y) of wild life protection act of 1972.
it has two important functions.
- collect and analyze intelligence with respect to all organised wild life animal activity. it has to desiminate collected intelligence to state and other enforcement agency so as to take an action.
- to establish a centralized wildlife data banks.
operation thunder bird:
in india while life control board coordinated this operation. seeing the success of these operation new operation thunderstorms in 2017 which is coordinated by wild life control board with Interpol.
because of these various actions wild life control board in 2018 awarded with asia environment enforcement awards by UNEP.